by Cassy Fiano | May 5, 2016 6:28 pm
Should people have to work to receive welfare? Alabama thinks so and and because they require people to work 20 hours a week to receive benefits, tens of thousands of welfare recipients have been barred from receiving benefits.
From the Conservative Tribune:
According to AL.com, a change in the food stamp program to require people in Alabama who were able-bodied to work just 20 hours in a week to receive benefits has culled the rolls of those ages 18 to 49 from 49,940 to 15,375. The drop took place between Jan. 1, when the law took effect, and April 1.
Alabama was one of the states that received a waiver from the Obama administration for the work exemption in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
“The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 limits the receipt of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits to 3 months in a 36-month period for able-bodied adults without dependents who are not working at least 80 hours per month,” the USDA’s website read.
However, the SNAP waiver expired Jan. 1 in Alabama, except in certain counties where the unemployment rate was higher than 10 percent.
So, what did those on food stamps do? Try to get employment? Nope. They simply stopped receiving benefits.
Barry Spear of the Alabama Department of Human Resources says that the state will see a savings of $6 million due to the changes.
So these people can’t even get a part-time job in order to keep their taxpayer-funded welfare benefits? Unbelievable.
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